How do you walk your talk while running a triple bottom line business? How do you avoid turning your socially responsible business into a sweatshop for good?
Alexia Marcous, Co-Founder and Vice President of Dharma Merchant Services, shares with us what it took to their grow their business, how they practice compassionate commerce, and the joys of running a B-Corporation that serves other amazing green businesses.
Dharma Merchant Services is an online merchant service provider with an ethical grounding like no other. Throughout her business, providing the accounts and equipment that businesses need in order to accept credit card payments, Alexia Marcous works to bring her ethics into focus. That means overcoming egregious contracts, undisclosed terms, cancellation fees, and bringing ethics back into the world of business. Check out this interview to find out why these principles are so central to Alexia’s entrepreneurial approach, including her thoughts on:
She’ll also talk about her own personal journey of seeking to incorporate the sacred through right action and right livelihood into her daily life.
Alexia holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from Drexel University. Alexia was a computer programmer and systems architect consultant for 12 years, serving companies and non-profits in the financial, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy and technology industries. She currently sits on the board of the Green Chamber of Commerce as Vice President and serves on the Political Action Committee.
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